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Workshop: Show, Don’t Tell: An Introduction to Creative Writing

The goal of the workshop is to provide attendees with a sense of the mechanisms that drive effective creative writing. The presentation will cover concrete imagery with an in-depth look at “show, don’t tell,” perspective. This concept is oversaturated, but very helpful advice for novice creative writers. Attendees should bring a notebook and a writing utensil. All writers are welcome (any level of experience); however, this talk and workshop are tailored to beginners.

Bios:

Erik Wilbur holds an MFA in poetry from Fresno State University and currently teaches English full-time at Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Sierra Nevada Review, The Southampton Review, Sugar House Review, and others. In 2017, he was awarded the Ernesto Trejo Graduate Poetry Award by the Academy of American Poets, and in 2018, his full-length poetry manuscript, Involuntary Hold, was selected as a finalist for the Autumn House Rising Writers Contest.

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Jenna Lowder is an English and Introductory Communications instructor at Arizona State University in Lake Havasu City. She received her MEd Leadership with an emphasis in Community College and Higher Education in 2016 and her MA in English with an emphasis in Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing in 2008, both from Northern Arizona University. Prior to starting full time with ASU, she taught English and Communications for a Mohave Community College for 13 years and British Literature at Lake Havasu High School.